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ACTC Ride Calendar for December 2007

The ride schedule has been moved to a new program with a new location.
This old ride schedule program has no rides after April 1st, 2011.

1st Weekend - December 1 to 2

Sat, 1 Dec 2007
Breakfast Ride

8:00 AM
14 mi, 1 L


Meet at Campbell Park-Gilman and Campbell Ave, west of Hwy 17. This is a great way to meet new people and see what the club is like. Bring a few dollars for your pancakes and coffee at the halfway point.
Ralph Coole
264-4937

Sat, 1 Dec 2007
Long Distance Training Ride- Polhemus Loop

8:00 AM
91 mi, 3 M-S


These rides are for experience, fit riders. Meet at Meridian & Redmond (Almaden Coffee Roosting). Park on Oak Glen Way. All paces are welcome, however, the ride is lead at MB pace. There are shorter options or meet along the way. Maps provided.
Deborah Lefferts MB pace
267-3038 deblefferts@sbcglobal.net

David Hoag S pace
267-3038

Sat, 1, 15, 29 Dec 2007
Montebello Ridge and More

8:00 AM
~45 mi, 4 M-S, ~4200 ft


Start @ Los Altos Lucky to ride as many goats from Stevens Canyon as dry roads and 4 hours allows.
Brian Chun
650-938-1288 bctlc8899@yahoo.com

Sat, 1 Dec 2007
T for D - Canada, Sycamore Hill for D

9:00 AM
51 mi, 4 LM


Come and train for distance at an LM pace without the LM rules. NO SWEEP, few regroups, every rider must be self-sufficient. T for D rides will repeat each Saturday, with an increase of 10 miles per month. Ride starts at Gavilan College from the H lot (by the baseball field).
Mylo Stenstrom
227-8724

Nancy Kenny
244-4650 nancykenny@sbcglobal.net

Sat, 1 Dec 2007
Santa Cruise

9:30 AM
18-39 mi, 5 LM


Join the WOMBATS for their 24th annual ride to help support the Women's Crisis Support (minimum donation is $35) Two mountain bike and two road bike routes to choose from. Meet at the entrance to Nisene Marks State Park. From Hwy 1, exit and go NE on State Park Dr., right on Soquel Dr., under the RR trestle, left on Aptos Creek Rd. Meet outside the park in the dirt parking lot.
April Manns
510-508-4126

Don Axtell
386-1638

Sat, 1 Dec 2007
Tortoises Climbing Hills

10:00 AM
25 mi, 5-6 LM


For a ride through Mt Madonna Park, a visit with the reindeer, and a down-and-up climb on short Pole Line Rd, take Hwy 152 (Hecker Pass Hwy) to Casserly Rd. After 2 miles park near the market at Casserly and Mt Madonna Rds. Afterwards a good coast downhill on Hecker Pass will bring us to Gizdich Ranch for coffee and lunch or their very special pie. Please phone me ahead of time if you have any questions.
Marcia Wire
395-0386

Sat, 1 Dec 2007
Big, Bigger, Biggest

10:00 AM
52 mi, 3-5 LM-M


Meet on Santa Teresa& Cottle by Jack N Box. Bring snacks and fluids. Ride #STC009
Lisa Sharp-Piras
242-3249-cell in2myk9lex-actc@yahoo.com

Sat, 1, 8, 15, 22 Dec 2007
H.A.M.S.T.E.R. Ride

10:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Harmonious And Mystical Single Track Enchanting Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, etc. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 8:00 am & 9:00am the day of the ride, for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Sun, 2 Dec 2007
Brendan Goes to Market

8:55 AM
~14 mi, 1 G SL


Bring your shopping bags/panniers/backpacks; Brendan will ride his own bike to the Los Gatos Farmers’ Market. Meet at Vista Loop 50 feet east of Camden Avenue (1 block north of Hicks, 2 blocks north of Coleman).
Paul and Brendan Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Sun, 2 Dec 2007
Geologic Tour of Fremont’s Hayward Fault

9:00 AM
35 mi, 1-2 G LM


Bring your cameras. Lots of stops. Bring money for lunch in Fremont. Ride starts at Great Mall VTA LIGHT RAIL/BUS Station, Great Mall Parkway & McCandless Drive/Great Mall Dr., Milpitas. We ride the rollers on Piedmont and climb two 0.2 mile 7-8% hills. Estimated return mid afternoon.
Jon Graff
262-9577 jon.graff@yahoo.com

Sun, 2 Dec 2007
To Market, To Market

9:00 AM
~20 mi, 1 G LM


Bring your shopping bags/panniers/backpacks; we’re going to the Los Gatos Farmers’ Market. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Stephanie Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Sun, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec 2007
Billy Goat Clean-Up

9:00 AM
1-100 mi, 3-6 LM


Time to round-up all those missing goats. Call before Fri. Start will default to Los Gatos Park & Ride, University @ HyWay9. Start may change for distant goats.
John T Blaine
356-1592 johntblaine@email.com

Sun, 2 Dec 2007
Grizzlies on Steriods

10:00 AM
40 mi, 2 M-MB


The Grizzlies are returning to Calero Reservoir for a shorter version of their wanderings. Lunch at LeBoulanger or some other Main Street Plaza eatery. Meet at Bramhall Park on the corner of Willow St. and Camino Ramon in Willow Glen. Expect a social but slightly more athletic ride than your average Grizzly. We regroup where appropriate.
Marvin Laurence
292-6359 damervclub107od@aol.com

Sun, 2, 9, 16, 23 Dec 2007
H.A.M.S.T.E.R. Ride

10:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Harmonious And Mystical Single Track Enchanting Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, etc. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 8:00 am & 9:00 am the day of the ride, for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

2nd Week - December 3 to 9

Mon, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Dec 2007
Monday Morning Mocha Mooch

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L-M


Start your week with a ride at your pace down Foothill Expressway to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Return through quiet residential streets. Leader rides sweep. Meet in the parking lot of Lucky’s, Arboretum and Foothill Expwy. in Los Altos. Co-listed with WW.
Don Burnett
253-6953

Mon, 3 Dec 2007
Crankin' for Caffeine

9:30 AM
25 mi, 2 LM


Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. We will take a sociable flat ride to the Starbucks near Evergreen College. The return involves one short roller after fueling on pastries and coffee then a flat direct return.
Larry Brandt
238-1649

Mon, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Dec 2007
Billy Goat Round-Up

9:30 AM
30-50 mi, 3-5 M


I am looking to finish up my 99 goats and only need a few more to finish. Meeting place will vary so call ride leader prior to ride to determine where to meet, route and goats for each date.
Jeff Balfus
406-2374-cell jbalfus@gmail.com

Mon, 3, 10, 17 Dec 2007
Monday Hill Training

9:30 AM
30-50 mi, 3-6 MB


Build endurance and improve your climbing ability riding the hills of Los Gatos and Saratoga. Plan on a 3+/- hour ride with the option to do one or several climbs. Each ride will include one goat for interval training or a time trial to monitor training progress. Ride starts at LG Coffee Roasting (W Main St and University Ave). No ride 12/24 or 12/31. Rain cancels.
Gary Robinson
656-2442 Gary_M_Robinson@Yahoo.com

Tue, 4, 11, 18 Dec 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
316-6314 pdowns@mailstation.com

Tue, 4 Dec 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

9:30 AM
12-49 mi, 3-5 M, 500-4700 ft


Start/finish in the Windmill Shopping Center. Driving directions from San Jose: Hwy 101 south; exit at Hwy 156, east; left on The Alameda (at the light); left into parking lot. Call/e-mail for carpooling and other information. Rain reschedules.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Tue, 4, 11, 18 Dec 2007
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
20-25 mi, 1-2 L-LM


Meet at the Church, Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, with water, tools and food to picnic in the park. We will be going to a different park each week. This month’s rides are:
Dec 4
Yerba Buena Linear Park, San Jose 23 Miles

Dec 11
Braly Park, Sunnyvale 24 Miles

Dec 18
Christmas In The Park, San Jose 18 Miles

Dec 25
NO RIDE

Bob Yeomans
374-5081

Tue, 4, 11, 18 Dec 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

2:45 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in the school parking lot at Bernal Intermediate School, 6610 San Ignacio Ave. From the stop sign on Bernal Road next to the Santa Teresa Golf Course, head north on Heaton Moor. Continue through three stop signs. The school will be on the right. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Wed, 5, 19 Dec 2007
Calaveras Challenge

9:30 AM
~45 mi, 4 L


The ride starts at the mall parking across from the Great Mall VTA LIGHT RAIL/BUS Station, Great Mall Parkway & McCandless/Great Mall Drive, Milpitas. From Milpitas we’ll climb “the wall” (3 miles, 1400+ ft); descend into Sunol; then climb back. We’ll have a quick lunch, so please bring lunch, fruit, money & plenty to drink.
Jon Graff
262-9577 jon.graff@yahoo.com

Wed, 5 Dec 2007
Tour de Francks – Hazel Dell/Gizdich Ranch

10:00 AM
21 mi, 3 G LM


Meet at the Corralitos Market and Sausage Company, 569 Corralitos Rd., Corralitos. Ride Hazel Dell then to Gizdich Ranch (Donny’s COR005). Additional ride info http://tinyurl.com/2kwawo
Scott Francks
722-0106 francks@earthlink.net

Susan Francks
892-3423

Wed, 5 Dec 2007
Get Your Thrill Goin' to Morgan Hill

10:00 AM
35 mi, 3 LM-M


Meet near the Jack-In-The Box at the SE Corner of Santa Teresa and Cottle Roads. We will first do the goats and then ride into downtown Morgan Hill for coffee and bagels. No headwinds; I promise. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
972-1991 velofella@attglobal.net

Wed, 5 Dec 2007
In Honor of Henry

10:00 AM
60 mi, 5 LM-M


Meet on Santa Teresa& Cottle by Jack N Box. Bring snacks and fluids. Ride #STC011
Lisa Sharp-Piras
242-3249-cell in2myk9lex-actc@yahoo.com

Wed, 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec 2007
Hills R Us

10:15 AM
35-70 mi, 3-6 M-MB


Enjoy Skyline without traffic. Meet at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave, in Los Altos. Ride varies weekly but includes Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mt, West Alpine, and Tunitas Ck. Ample regroups and lunch (bring or buy) after the major climb(s). Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Co-listed with Western Wheelers.
Michael Khaw
737-0238 mkhaw@dorkypantsr.us

Wed, 5 Dec 2007
To Light a Candle

3:00 PM
~15 mi, 1 G LM


Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield. We’ll cruise around the neighborhoods and see how many menorahs we can find.
Stephanie Metz
981-3780 stephaniemetz@comcast.net

Thu, 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
316-6314 pdowns@mailstation.com

Thu, 6 Dec 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

9:30 AM
10-35 mi, 5 M, 4800 ft


Start/finish this east hills ride in the Rite Aid shopping center parking lo at the N/W corner of McKee and White Roads.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Thu, 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec 2007
Thursday Trek

10:00 AM
12-24 mi, 1 G LM


Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We’ll stop for snacks/meal along the way. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Dec 6
New Member’s ride 12 miles

Dec 13
Coffee 16 miles

Dec 20
Lunch 18 miles

Dec 27
Kwanzaa 24 miles

Stephanie Metz
981-3780 stephaniemetz@comcast.net

Thu, 6 Dec 2007
Evergreen Explorer

10:00 AM
20 mi, 3 LM


Ride the quiet streets in the Evergreen foothills. Meet at Evergreen Community Center on San Felipe just south of Yerba Buena ROAD. Coffee stop near the end of the ride.
Karen Bishop
238-0399

Thu, 6, 13, 20 Dec 2007
Metcalf Mauler

2:30 PM
22 mi, 5 M, 2200 ft


Meet at Metcalf Park, near Forsum Rd and the Coyote Creek Trail. To get there, take Menard Rd from Monterey Hwy, just south of Bernal or north of Metcalf. Ride # MCP016.
Kim Carr
393-0198

Don Axtell
386-1638

Thu, 6, 13, 20 Dec 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

2:45 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in the school parking lot at Bernal Intermediate School, 6610 San Ignacio Ave. From the stop sign on Bernal Road next to the Santa Teresa Golf Course, head north on Heaton Moor. Continue through three stop signs. The school will be on the right. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Fri, 7 Dec 2007
TGIF

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 LM


Meet at the restroom at Almaden Lake Park (on the east side of the park) off Winfield at near Coleman and Winfield. We will do a leisurely ride out to Los Gatos, and down the Los Gatos Creek Trail to Willow Glen for coffee. This is a social ride, nobody left behind. Park on the street or at the Park n Ride across Coleman to save a possible parking fee.
Andy Leach
268-7058

Fri, 7 Dec 2007
Santa Cruz Goats

9:30 AM
~45 mi, 5-6 LM-M


Meet at the Safeway in Felton. Take Hwy.17 South and exit at Mt.Hermon Rd. Turn right and continue to the Safeway at Mt.Hermon and Graham Hill Rd. Park on the Graham Hill side of shopping center. Shorter/longer options available. Rain re-schedules.
Millie Kitchin
356-4971 milkitchin@verizon.net

Fri, 7 Dec 2007
Metcalf Loop

10:00 AM
25 mi, 5 LM-M


Meet on Santa Teresa& Cottle by Jack N Box. Bring snacks and fluids.
Lisa Sharp-Piras
242-3249-cell in2myk9lex-actc@yahoo.com

2nd Weekend - December 8 to 9

Sat, 8 Dec 2007
Long Distance Training Ride

8:00 AM
96 mi, 5 M-S


These rides are for experience, fit riders. Meet at Meridian & Redmond (Almaden Coffee Roosting). Park on Oak Glen Way. All paces are welcome, however, the ride is lead at MB pace. There are shorter options or meet along the way. Maps provided.
Deborah Lefferts MB pace
267-3038 deblefferts@sbcglobal.net

David Hoag S pace
267-3038

Sat, 8 Dec 2007
T for D with lunch in Morgan Hill at El Toro Brewery

8:30 AM
60 mi, 5 LM


Come and train for distance at an LM pace without the LM rules. NO SWEEP, few regroups, every rider must be self-sufficient. The T for D rides will repeat each Saturday, with a mileage increase of 10 miles per month. Starting point is Coleman and Winfield Park and ride
Mylo Stenstrom
227-8724

Nancy Kenny
244-4650 nancykenny@sbcglobal.net

Sat, 8 Dec 2007
Follow the Half-Pint!

9:00 AM
12 mi, 1 G SL


He's a bit small to be a leader/liter! Come to our home near Santa Teresa and Snell for a slow ride with Brendan on his 20" 7-speed bike. We'll ride to coffee on Bernal, and then to Cahalan Park, staying mostly on quiet, flat streets. For our address or directions, call, email, or check the roster.
Paul and Brendan Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Sat, 8 Dec 2007
Back Way to Window on the Bay

9:30 AM
32 mi, 2 LM, 1800 ft


We will be navigating to and from Monterey Bay by mixing up this loop route with neighborhood/city streets, hilly back roads, and a few little used bikeways, but not the Scenic Coastal Bikeway. Lunch at Turtle Bay in Seaside. Meet at Marina Village Shopping Ctr., corner of Reservation Rd. (Exit 410 off of Hwy 1) & Del Monte Blvd., next to Jack 'N Box in the city of Marina, north of Monterey.
Ed Shaw
831-320-0906

Helen Shaw
831-633-3589

Sat, 8 Dec 2007
99 Special - Mt Hamilton Goats

9:30 AM
20-70 mi, 5 M, 1300-11000 ft


Two starts - the long start is at Linda Vista School on Kirk Road 2 blocks north of Alum Rock Ave. Plan your start to arrive in time for the sign-in at the MAIN START in the parking lot on the north side of Mt Hamilton Road, about ¼ mile east of the Grant Ranch main entrance.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Sat, 8 Dec 2007
Giro d'Bici Bike Ride

10:00 AM
35-40-45 mi, 3 LM-MB


Classic reservoir loop and a coffee stop in Morgan Hill. Shorter option on Oak Glen cuts off 5 miles. Longer option returns on Coyote Bike Path and adds 5 miles. Ride at your own pace, directions provided. Meet at Bici Bike Shop, Cottle and Rochester Roads, San Jose.
Bill Reisinger
238-0399

Dick Caron
978-8177

Sat, 8, 15, 22 Dec 2007
H.A.M.S.T.E.R. Ride

10:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Harmonious And Mystical Single Track Enchanting Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, etc. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 8:00 am & 9:00am the day of the ride, for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Sun, 9 Dec 2007
Tour de Fremont via Niles

9:00 AM
44-50 mi, 1-2 G LM


This is a fairly flat circular ride around Fremont. Ride starts at Great Mall VTA LIGHT RAIL/BUS Station, Great Mall Parkway & McCandless Drive/Great Mall Dr., Milpitas. Note, the ride ends with rollers on Piedmont Road/North Park Victoria. Bring fruit or a snack for a break at the top of the Don Edwards National Wildlife Center (~20 miles). We’ll have lunch in or near Niles/Fremont so bring money. Plan to be back at the start a little after 3:30 PM.
Jon Graff
262-9577 jon.graff@yahoo.com

Sun, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec 2007
Billy Goat Clean-Up

9:00 AM
1-100 mi, 3-6 LM


Time to round-up all those missing goats. Call before Fri. Start will default to Los Gatos Park & Ride, University @ HyWay9. Start may change for distant goats.
John T Blaine
356-1592 johntblaine@email.com

Sun, 9, 16, 23 Dec 2007
H.A.M.S.T.E.R. Ride

10:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Harmonious And Mystical Single Track Enchanting Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, etc. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 8:00 am & 9:00 am the day of the ride, for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

3rd Week - December 10 to 16

Mon, 10 Dec 2007
Crankin' for Caffeine

9:30 AM
22 mi, 2 LM


Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. Residential streets and country roads for most of the ride with a coffee stop on the way back for some socializing.
Pat Grilione
265-0698

Mon, 10, 17, 24, 31 Dec 2007
Monday Morning Mocha Mooch

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L-M


Start your week with a ride at your pace down Foothill Expressway to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Return through quiet residential streets. Leader rides sweep. Meet in the parking lot of Lucky’s, Arboretum and Foothill Expwy. in Los Altos. Co-listed with WW.
Don Burnett
253-6953

Mon, 10 Dec 2007
Chanukah and Jelly Donuts

9:30 AM
25 mi, 2 LM


Meet at Congress Springs Park in Saratoga on Glen Brae near Cox. Ride to Mountain View to an Israeli deli for falafel and fabulous jelly donuts.
Linda Liebermann
374-1257 zobie62@mac.com

Mon, 10, 17, 24, 31 Dec 2007
Billy Goat Round-Up

9:30 AM
30-50 mi, 3-5 M


I am looking to finish up my 99 goats and only need a few more to finish. Meeting place will vary so call ride leader prior to ride to determine where to meet, route and goats for each date.
Jeff Balfus
406-2374-cell jbalfus@gmail.com

Mon, 10, 17 Dec 2007
Monday Hill Training

9:30 AM
30-50 mi, 3-6 MB


Build endurance and improve your climbing ability riding the hills of Los Gatos and Saratoga. Plan on a 3+/- hour ride with the option to do one or several climbs. Each ride will include one goat for interval training or a time trial to monitor training progress. Ride starts at LG Coffee Roasting (W Main St and University Ave). No ride 12/24 or 12/31. Rain cancels.
Gary Robinson
656-2442 Gary_M_Robinson@Yahoo.com

Mon, 10 Dec 2007
One Wonderful Kid Turns 8

5:00 PM
12 mi, 1 G L-LM


Meet at the parking lot near Sweet Tomatoes at Bernal and Via del Oro. We’ll cruise around the neighborhoods, avoiding busy streets before returning for dinner at Sweet Tomatoes. Please bring lights and money for dinner.
Paul and Brendan Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Tue, 11, 18 Dec 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
316-6314 pdowns@mailstation.com

Tue, 11, 18 Dec 2007
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
20-25 mi, 1-2 L-LM


Meet at the Church, Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, with water, tools and food to picnic in the park. We will be going to a different park each week. This month’s rides are:
Dec 4
Yerba Buena Linear Park, San Jose 23 Miles

Dec 11
Braly Park, Sunnyvale 24 Miles

Dec 18
Christmas In The Park, San Jose 18 Miles

Dec 25
NO RIDE

Bob Yeomans
374-5081

Tue, 11 Dec 2007
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
35 mi, 2 LM


Meet in Morgan Hill, corner of Monterey Rd. and Tennant in the parking lot between Erik's Deli and McD's. We'll be riding past Uvas Reservoir up to Bailey; then take the bike trail south to Coyote Creek Golf Course for lunch. Come hear about our bicycle travels in Mexico's Yucatan.
Kris and Bob Thompson
779-2054 kvt@charter.net

Tue, 11 Dec 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

10:30 AM
25-44 mi, 5 M, 2700 ft


The quickest, safest and prettiest way to climb to the top of Mt Tam. Optional Muir Woods and Shoreline Hwy loop. Directions: cross the Golden Gate Bridge northbound; exit US 101 at Blithedale; left at Camino Alto; left on Sycamore Ave; park at the end of Sycamore near the Bay Front Park. Call/e-mail for carpooling and other information.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Tue, 11, 18 Dec 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

2:45 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in the school parking lot at Bernal Intermediate School, 6610 San Ignacio Ave. From the stop sign on Bernal Road next to the Santa Teresa Golf Course, head north on Heaton Moor. Continue through three stop signs. The school will be on the right. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Wed, 12 Dec 2007
Milpitas to Fremont’s Mission San Jose Loop

9:30 AM
30 mi, 1-2 G LM


A tour on low car trafficked roads of Milpitas and Fremont. Ride starts at Great Mall VTA LIGHT RAIL/BUS Station, Great Mall Parkway & McCandless Drive/Great Mall Dr., Milpitas. We ride the rollers on Piedmont and climb two 0.2 mile 7-8% hills. Estimated return around 12:30 to 1:00 PM. May have lunch at the end of the ride.
Jon Graff
262-9577 jon.graff@yahoo.com

Wed, 12 Dec 2007
Eastside Goats, Bargain Coffee, & Bakery Samples

10:00 AM
35 mi, 3-4 LM-M


Meet near the Jack-In-The Box at the SE Corner of Santa Teresa and Cottle Roads. We will first do the goats and then ride to Cosentino's for coffee and pastries. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
972-1991 velofella@attglobal.net

Wed, 12 Dec 2007
4 Kids and an Optional Goat

10:00 AM
42 mi, 3-6 LM-M


Meet on Santa Teresa& Cottle by Jack N Box. Bring plenty of snacks and fluids. No place to refuel!!!
Lisa Sharp-Piras
242-3249-cell in2myk9lex-actc@yahoo.com

Wed, 12, 19, 26 Dec 2007
Hills R Us

10:15 AM
35-70 mi, 3-6 M-MB


Enjoy Skyline without traffic. Meet at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave, in Los Altos. Ride varies weekly but includes Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mt, West Alpine, and Tunitas Ck. Ample regroups and lunch (bring or buy) after the major climb(s). Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Co-listed with Western Wheelers.
Michael Khaw
737-0238 mkhaw@dorkypantsr.us

Wed, 12 Dec 2007
Christmas Lights Ride & Potluck

6:00 PM
10 mi, G LM


Gather at 6:00 at the First Congregational Church at Hamilton and Leigh for a 6:15 start. We all ride together--no route sheets. Headlights and tail lights required. We'll cruise through Willow Glen and enjoy the lights, then head back to the church for the potluck. Sign-up to bring an appetizer, salad, dessert or beverage. If you are two people, bring double. RSVP BY SATURDAY, DEC 8TH, IF YOU PLAN TO EAT. The club will provide lasagna and garlic bread.
Deb Wade
991-1004 Debbie.Wade@comcast.net

Lynn Repetsky
298-5195 lrepetsky@pausd.org

Thu, 13, 20, 27 Dec 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
316-6314 pdowns@mailstation.com

Thu, 13 Dec 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

9:30 AM
20-60 mi, 3-5 M, 5000 ft


Start/finish near the fire station on Larureles Grade. Directions: from San Jose, take Hwy 101 south towards Salinas, exit on Hwy 68 (Main St); stay on Hwy 68 (Monterey Rd) towards Monterey; left on Laureles Grade; make a quick left into the Park 'n Ride lot next to the fire station. Call/e-mail for carpooling and other information. Rain reschedules.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Thu, 13, 20, 27 Dec 2007
Thursday Trek

10:00 AM
12-24 mi, 1 G LM


Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We’ll stop for snacks/meal along the way. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Dec 6
New Member’s ride 12 miles

Dec 13
Coffee 16 miles

Dec 20
Lunch 18 miles

Dec 27
Kwanzaa 24 miles

Stephanie Metz
981-3780 stephaniemetz@comcast.net

Thu, 13 Dec 2007
Evergreen Explorer

10:00 AM
20 mi, 3 LM


Ride the quiet streets in the Evergreen foothills. Meet at Evergreen Community Center on San Felipe just south of Yerba Buena ROAD. Coffee stop near the end of the ride.
Karen Bishop
238-0399

Thu, 13, 20 Dec 2007
Metcalf Mauler

2:30 PM
22 mi, 5 M, 2200 ft


Meet at Metcalf Park, near Forsum Rd and the Coyote Creek Trail. To get there, take Menard Rd from Monterey Hwy, just south of Bernal or north of Metcalf. Ride # MCP016.
Kim Carr
393-0198

Don Axtell
386-1638

Thu, 13, 20 Dec 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

2:45 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in the school parking lot at Bernal Intermediate School, 6610 San Ignacio Ave. From the stop sign on Bernal Road next to the Santa Teresa Golf Course, head north on Heaton Moor. Continue through three stop signs. The school will be on the right. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Thu, 13 Dec 2007
Take the Train to the SVBC Winter Party

4:30 PM
12 mi, 1 LM


Meet at the Diridon Train station for a casual ride around the Guadalupe River Trail. We will then catch the 5:45 bullet train to Palo Alto and enjoy the SVBC Winter Party.
David Hoag
267-3038 david.hoag@intel.com

Deborah Lefferts
267-3038 deblefferts@sbcglobal.net

Fri, 14 Dec 2007
Cookie Exchange

9:30 AM
25 mi, 2 LM


A holiday cookie exchange. Bring just 1 doz of your favorite cookies to trade. Need not be homemade, but preferably from a nice bakery. Will have a social coffee and tea at my house after the ride. Call me and I will give you the directions.
Linda Liebermann
374-1257 zobie62@mac.com

Fri, 14 Dec 2007
TGIF

9:30 AM
46 mi, 2 LM


Start at Almaden Lake Park by the restrooms. We will take the bike trail and McKean/Uvas to Watsonville Road. With a stop in Morgan Hill for Lunch we will return via Santa Theresa or Coyote Creek Trail depending upon the wind conditions.
Leo Hartung
997-1979 leohartung@sbcglobal.net

Fri, 14 Dec 2007
Sunol Challenge

9:30 AM
~36 mi, 4-6 LM-M


Take advantage of a last end-of-year chance to climb Welch Creek. A gentler climb on Palomares follows. Meet at the Sunol train depot. Take Hwy.680 North. Exit at Calaveras Rd./CA.84 West toward Sunol. Turn left at CA.84-Calaveras Rd./Paloma Wy. Continue to CA.84. Turn right on Main St. past Kilkare Rd. to Sunol Depot on the right. Rain re-schedules.
Millie Kitchin
356-4971 milkitchin@verizon.net

Fri, 14 Dec 2007
Metcalf Loop

10:00 AM
25 mi, 5 LM-M


Meet at Santa Teresa & Cottle by Jack N Box. Bring fluids and snacks.
Lisa Sharp-Piras
242-3249-cell in2myk9lex-actc@yahoo.com

3rd Weekend - December 15 to 16

Sat, 15, 29 Dec 2007
Montebello Ridge and More

8:00 AM
~45 mi, 4 M-S, ~4200 ft


Start @ Los Altos Lucky to ride as many goats from Stevens Canyon as dry roads and 4 hours allows.
Brian Chun
650-938-1288 bctlc8899@yahoo.com

Sat, 15 Dec 2007
T For D - Cinderfella Style

8:30 AM
64 mi, 4 LM


Come and train for distance at an LM pace without the LM rules. NO SWEEP, few regroups, every rider must be self-sufficient. The T for D rides will repeat each Saturday, with a mileage increase of 10 miles per month. Start at Dublin High School in Dublin Ca. Route mirrors the Cinderella Classic.
Mylo Stenstrom
227-8724

Nancy Kenny
244-4650 nancykenny@sbcglobal.net

Sat, 15 Dec 2007
Lunch in Los Gatos

9:00 AM
37 mi, 5 M, 3500 ft


Meet near Jack'N Box, at Santa Teresa at Cottle. Shorter options possible. Maps provided. Ride # STC044.
Don Axtell
386-1638

Sat, 15 Dec 2007
Goat Busters South

9:30 AM
40 mi, 3-6 LM


Shopping around for a ride this holiday season? Look no further, we've got a variety of goats, lots of reservoirs, and a Swedish community at top of Croy! Meet at Morgan Hill Community Park - take 101 to Morgan Hill, turn right on Tennant Road, and continue past Monterey Highway for about 100 yards, turn right at Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Center and continue on the driveway to Morgan Hill Community Park. Lunch after the ride at Erik's.
Steve Gruber
650-964-0959 sgruber@ca-trusts.com

Pat Parseghian
666-1632 pep@aboutpep.com

Sat, 15, 22 Dec 2007
H.A.M.S.T.E.R. Ride

10:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Harmonious And Mystical Single Track Enchanting Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, etc. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 8:00 am & 9:00am the day of the ride, for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Sun, 16 Dec 2007
Tour de Fremont (Counter-clockwise)

9:00 AM
44-50 mi, 1-2 G LM


This is a circular ride around Fremont. Meet in the Target Parking lot at Landess and Morrill, San Jose. We ride the rollers on Piedmont and climb two 0.2 mile 7-8% hills. Bring fruit or a snack and money. We’ll break at the top of the Don Edwards National Wildlife Center (~25 miles and NO purchasable food). We’ll buy lunch in or near the Auto Mall Park. Plan to be back at the start a little after 3:30 PM.
Jon Graff
262-9577 jon.graff@yahoo.com

Sun, 16, 23, 30 Dec 2007
Billy Goat Clean-Up

9:00 AM
1-100 mi, 3-6 LM


Time to round-up all those missing goats. Call before Fri. Start will default to Los Gatos Park & Ride, University @ HyWay9. Start may change for distant goats.
John T Blaine
356-1592 johntblaine@email.com

Sun, 16, 23 Dec 2007
H.A.M.S.T.E.R. Ride

10:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Harmonious And Mystical Single Track Enchanting Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, etc. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 8:00 am & 9:00 am the day of the ride, for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Sun, 16 Dec 2007
Sunday in the Park with Chuck

2:00 PM
10+ mi, 3-5 LM


It's time for another Sunday afternoon dirt-fest. Meet at the Arastradero Preserve parking lot on Arastradero Road, between Page Mill and Alpine. Bring water, snacks, and in case of rain, Gor-tex and fenders.
Chuck Schultz
858-5601 schultzcw@sbcglobal.net

4th Week - December 17 to 23

Mon, 17, 24, 31 Dec 2007
Monday Morning Mocha Mooch

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L-M


Start your week with a ride at your pace down Foothill Expressway to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Return through quiet residential streets. Leader rides sweep. Meet in the parking lot of Lucky’s, Arboretum and Foothill Expwy. in Los Altos. Co-listed with WW.
Don Burnett
253-6953

Mon, 17 Dec 2007
Los Altos for Coffee

9:30 AM
25 mi, 2 LM


Meet at Congress Springs Park in Saratoga on Glen Brae near Cox. A social coffee ride.
Linda Liebermann
374-1257 zobie62@mac.com

Mon, 17 Dec 2007
Crankin' for Caffeine

9:30 AM
38 mi, 2 LM-M


Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. We’ll take the most direct way to The Coffee Cup near Alum Rock Park.
Rick Nowack
224-4378

Mon, 17, 24, 31 Dec 2007
Billy Goat Round-Up

9:30 AM
30-50 mi, 3-5 M


I am looking to finish up my 99 goats and only need a few more to finish. Meeting place will vary so call ride leader prior to ride to determine where to meet, route and goats for each date.
Jeff Balfus
406-2374-cell jbalfus@gmail.com

Mon, 17 Dec 2007
Monday Hill Training

9:30 AM
30-50 mi, 3-6 MB


Build endurance and improve your climbing ability riding the hills of Los Gatos and Saratoga. Plan on a 3+/- hour ride with the option to do one or several climbs. Each ride will include one goat for interval training or a time trial to monitor training progress. Ride starts at LG Coffee Roasting (W Main St and University Ave). No ride 12/24 or 12/31. Rain cancels.
Gary Robinson
656-2442 Gary_M_Robinson@Yahoo.com

Tue, 18 Dec 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
316-6314 pdowns@mailstation.com

Tue, 18 Dec 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

9:30 AM
20-100+ mi, 4 M


Back by unpopular demand - a Livermore goat smorgy. Fill your plate with any/all of these Livermore area goat specials. It's a short day - don't bit off more than you can chew. The line forms at R L Livermore Park. Driving directions: US 680 north; exit US 580 east; exit Vasco Rd., right; right on East Ave.; right on Loyola Way; left into parking lot. Call/e-mail for carpooling and other information. Rain reschedules.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Tue, 18 Dec 2007
Almaden Explorer

10:00 AM
20-25 mi, 1-2 L-LM


Meet at the Church, Hamilton and Leigh in San Jose, with water, tools and food to picnic in the park. We will be going to a different park each week. This month’s rides are:
Dec 4
Yerba Buena Linear Park, San Jose 23 Miles

Dec 11
Braly Park, Sunnyvale 24 Miles

Dec 18
Christmas In The Park, San Jose 18 Miles

Dec 25
NO RIDE

Bob Yeomans
374-5081

Tue, 18 Dec 2007
South County Old Goats

10:00 AM
30 mi, 3 LM


Meet at the Windmill Shopping Center in San Juan Bautista. First we'll do San Juan Grade (to the top and back down) and onto Carr/Anzar in Aromas. We can picnic in the park in Aromas.
Kris and Bob Thompson
779-2054 kvt@charter.net

Tue, 18 Dec 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

2:45 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in the school parking lot at Bernal Intermediate School, 6610 San Ignacio Ave. From the stop sign on Bernal Road next to the Santa Teresa Golf Course, head north on Heaton Moor. Continue through three stop signs. The school will be on the right. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Wed, 19 Dec 2007
East Bay Hills

9:00 AM
61 mi, 5 LM-M


Enjoy scenic views from the top of these East Bay goats. Start/finish in Danville at Camino Tassajara and Blackhawk Rd. Take I-680 North, exit at Crow Canyon Rd, go right for 4 miles. Turn right into parking lot at corner of Camino Tassajara. Shorter/longer options available.
Millie Kitchin
356-4971 milkitchin@verizon.net

Wed, 19 Dec 2007
Calaveras Challenge

9:30 AM
~45 mi, 4 L


The ride starts at the mall parking across from the Great Mall VTA LIGHT RAIL/BUS Station, Great Mall Parkway & McCandless/Great Mall Drive, Milpitas. From Milpitas we’ll climb “the wall” (3 miles, 1400+ ft); descend into Sunol; then climb back. We’ll have a quick lunch, so please bring lunch, fruit, money & plenty to drink.
Jon Graff
262-9577 jon.graff@yahoo.com

Wed, 19 Dec 2007
Irish Wood - It's A Corker

10:00 AM
30 mi, 3-6 LM-M


Meet near the Jack-In-The Box at the SE Corner of Santa Teresa and Cottle Roads. We will do most the goats first and then ride to Los Gatos for coffee and bagels. No one left behind.
John Mazzella
972-1991 velofella@attglobal.net

Wed, 19 Dec 2007
Skyline and Back

10:00 AM
~50 mi, 3-6 LM-M


Meet at Almaden Lake Park by restrooms. Bring fluids and snacks.
Lisa Sharp-Piras
242-3249-cell in2myk9lex-actc@yahoo.com

Wed, 19, 26 Dec 2007
Hills R Us

10:15 AM
35-70 mi, 3-6 M-MB


Enjoy Skyline without traffic. Meet at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave, in Los Altos. Ride varies weekly but includes Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mt, West Alpine, and Tunitas Ck. Ample regroups and lunch (bring or buy) after the major climb(s). Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Co-listed with Western Wheelers.
Michael Khaw
737-0238 mkhaw@dorkypantsr.us

Thu, 20, 27 Dec 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
316-6314 pdowns@mailstation.com

Thu, 20 Dec 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

9:30 AM
15-30 mi, 3-6 M


Longer route with optional goats lists. Shorter option can even bypass rugged Harwood. Start/finish in the Almaden Lake Park east parking lot, southwest of the Colman/Winfield intersection.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Thu, 20, 27 Dec 2007
Thursday Trek

10:00 AM
12-24 mi, 1 G LM


Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We’ll stop for snacks/meal along the way. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Dec 6
New Member’s ride 12 miles

Dec 13
Coffee 16 miles

Dec 20
Lunch 18 miles

Dec 27
Kwanzaa 24 miles

Stephanie Metz
981-3780 stephaniemetz@comcast.net

Thu, 20 Dec 2007
Evergreen Explorer

10:00 AM
20 mi, 3 LM


Ride the quiet streets in the Evergreen foothills. Meet at Evergreen Community Center on San Felipe just south of Yerba Buena ROAD. Coffee stop near the end of the ride.
Karen Bishop
238-0399

Thu, 20 Dec 2007
Metcalf Mauler

2:30 PM
22 mi, 5 M, 2200 ft


Meet at Metcalf Park, near Forsum Rd and the Coyote Creek Trail. To get there, take Menard Rd from Monterey Hwy, just south of Bernal or north of Metcalf. Ride # MCP016.
Kim Carr
393-0198

Don Axtell
386-1638

Thu, 20 Dec 2007
After Work Dirty Ride

2:45 PM
10+ mi, 5 LM


Meet in the school parking lot at Bernal Intermediate School, 6610 San Ignacio Ave. From the stop sign on Bernal Road next to the Santa Teresa Golf Course, head north on Heaton Moor. Continue through three stop signs. The school will be on the right. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Fri, 21 Dec 2007
TGIF-Morgan Hill Airplane Park

9:30 AM
32 mi, 1 LM


Start at Almaden Lake Park. Ride down Santa Teresa to Bailey, to the bike path, to the airplane park. Return is on bike path with coffee stop at Bernal. Route may be reversed depending on wind direction.
Bill Gallagher
997-0218 wtg1940@sbcglobal.net

Fri, 21 Dec 2007
Mt. Hamilton Goats

9:30 AM
~24 mi, 5 LM-M


Meet in the parking lot on Mt. Hamilton Rd., just 1/4 mile past the entrance to Grant Ranch. Parking area will be on left. Shorter/longer options available.
Millie Kitchin
356-4971 milkitchin@verizon.net

Fri, 21 Dec 2007
1 God-awful Geezer Gets Grayer

11:00 AM
14 mi, 1 G L-LM


Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield. We’ll follow old Geezer guy to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch. Please remember to bring locks and money.
Paul and Stephanie Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

4th Weekend - December 22 to 23

Sat, 22 Dec 2007
Long Distance Training Ride-Hill Climb

8:00 AM
82-94 mi, 6 M-S


These rides are for experience, fit riders. Meet at Meridian & Redmond(Almaden Coffee Roasting). Park on Oak Glen Way. All paces welcome, however, the ride is lead at MB pace. Shorter options or meet along the way. Maps provided.
Deborah Lefferts MB pace
267-3038 deblefferts@sbcglobal.net

David Hoag S pace
267-3038

Sat, 22 Dec 2007
T For D - Shannon/Kennedy/Croy

9:00 AM
51 mi, 3-4 LM


Come and train for distance at an LM pace without the LM rules. NO SWEEP, few regroups, every rider must be self-sufficient. The T for D rides will repeat each Saturday, with a mileage increase of 10 miles per month. Meet at Coleman and Windfield Park and Ride.
Mylo Stenstrom
227-8724

Nancy Kenny
244-4650 nancykenny@sbcglobal.net

Sat, 22 Dec 2007
Lunch in Morgan Hill

9:00 AM
59 mi, 5 M, 4300 ft


Meet near Jack'N Box, at Santa Teresa at Cottle. Maps provided. Ride # STC041.
Don Axtell
386-1638

Sat, 22 Dec 2007
Here Comes the Sun

10:00 AM
22 mi, 1 G L-LM


Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield. We’ll ride into downtown San Jose to see Christmas in the park. Bring locks and money for food.
Paul and Stephanie Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Sat, 22 Dec 2007
H.A.M.S.T.E.R. Ride

10:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Harmonious And Mystical Single Track Enchanting Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, etc. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 8:00 am & 9:00am the day of the ride, for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Sun, 23 Dec 2007
Milpitas to Fremont’s Mission San Jose Loop

9:00 AM
30 mi, 1-2 G LM


A tour on low car trafficked roads of Milpitas and Fremont. Meet in the Target Parking lot at Landess and Morrill, San Jose. We ride the rollers on Piedmont and climb two 0.2 mile 7-8% hills. Estimated return around 12:30 to 1:00 PM. May have lunch at the end of the ride.
Jon Graff
262-9577 jon.graff@yahoo.com

Sun, 23, 30 Dec 2007
Billy Goat Clean-Up

9:00 AM
1-100 mi, 3-6 LM


Time to round-up all those missing goats. Call before Fri. Start will default to Los Gatos Park & Ride, University @ HyWay9. Start may change for distant goats.
John T Blaine
356-1592 johntblaine@email.com

Sun, 23 Dec 2007
H.A.M.S.T.E.R. Ride

10:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 LM


Harmonious And Mystical Single Track Enchanting Ride. We will ride various selected dirt trails depending on mood, weather conditions, rider input, etc. Please call between 9:00 pm & 10:00 pm the evening before, or between 8:00 am & 9:00 am the day of the ride, for the starting location. Bring all necessary supplies.
Richard Holtermann
578-5731-x223,226-6871 mtbholt@yahoo.com

Sun, 23 Dec 2007
Four Corners Ride

1:30 PM
15 mi, 1 L


Where will Ralph choose to aim this group? A bike path? A historical site? Only you can influence his choice. This (4th Sunday of every month) 15 mile ride is for new riders and old friends who like to chat. Meet at Hamilton and Leigh in the Congregational Church Parking lot.
Ralph Coole
264-4937

5th Week - December 24 to 30

Mon, 24 Dec 2007
Avoiding the Malls by climbing Mt Hamilton

9:00 AM
45-55 mi, 5 LM-M


Meet @ James Lick High School @ 57 N White Rd and Alum Rock Rd. Hwy 680 to Alum Rock Rd,right towards N White Rd.Take a left to get to HS. Bring snacks and fluids.
Lisa Sharp-Piras LM pace
242-3249-cell in2myk9lex-actc@yahoo.com

Rick Piras M pace
219-3798-cell in2myk9lex-orders@yahoo.com

Mon, 24, 31 Dec 2007
Monday Morning Mocha Mooch

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L-M


Start your week with a ride at your pace down Foothill Expressway to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Return through quiet residential streets. Leader rides sweep. Meet in the parking lot of Lucky’s, Arboretum and Foothill Expwy. in Los Altos. Co-listed with WW.
Don Burnett
253-6953

Mon, 24 Dec 2007
Crankin' for Caffeine

9:30 AM
26 mi, 1 LM


Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. We will do a leisurely ride out to Los Gatos, down the Los Gatos Creek Trail to Campbell for coffee, then a flat ride home.
John Mazzella
972-1991

Mon, 24, 31 Dec 2007
Billy Goat Round-Up

9:30 AM
30-50 mi, 3-5 M


I am looking to finish up my 99 goats and only need a few more to finish. Meeting place will vary so call ride leader prior to ride to determine where to meet, route and goats for each date.
Jeff Balfus
406-2374-cell jbalfus@gmail.com

Tue, 25 Dec 2007
What Did Santa Bring?

9:00 AM
15 mi, 1 LM


What did Santa bring? Did he bring you the latest toy, a new bike, or new clothing, or a lump of coal? We will wind our way around Almaden and look at the Holiday decorations and watch the kids learn to ride their new bikes. Meet at the Lake Almaden Park and Ride near the corner of Coleman and Winfield. Call if you have questions or there are doubts about the weather.
Bob Halem
268-8272

Wed, 26 Dec 2007
Coyote Creek Trail

9:00 AM
35 mi, 1 LM


We'll meet at the Silver Creek Staging area and ride to the velodrome and then out and back on the trail for a quick 35 mile ride.
Carol Henley
821-7523 chenley53@yahoo.com

Mary Neinast
569-0541 mneinast@aol.com

Wed, 26 Dec 2007
Milpitas to Fremont’s Mission San Jose Loop

9:30 AM
30 mi, 1-2 G LM


A tour on low car trafficked roads of Milpitas and Fremont. Meet in the Target Parking lot at Landess and Morrill, San Jose. We ride the rollers on Piedmont and climb two 0.2 mile 7-8% hills. Estimated return around 12:30 to 1:00 PM. May have lunch at the end of the ride.
Jon Graff
262-9577 jon.graff@yahoo.com

Wed, 26 Dec 2007
Box It Up

10:00 AM
~14 mi, 1 G L-LM


Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield. We’ll be riding to the Second Harvest Food Bank, so bring a non-perishable food item if you wish. We’ll stop for coffee before heading back.
Paul and Stephanie Metz
981-3780 pcmetz@yahoo.com

Wed, 26 Dec 2007
Hills R Us

10:15 AM
35-70 mi, 3-6 M-MB


Enjoy Skyline without traffic. Meet at Shoup Garden Park, 400 University Ave, in Los Altos. Ride varies weekly but includes Hwy 9, Page Mill, Old La Honda, Kings Mt, West Alpine, and Tunitas Ck. Ample regroups and lunch (bring or buy) after the major climb(s). Be prepared for variable weather on Skyline. Foul weather in the hills keeps the ride in the valley. Co-listed with Western Wheelers.
Michael Khaw
737-0238 mkhaw@dorkypantsr.us

Thu, 27 Dec 2007
Optional Hicks or Flat Coffee Ride

6:30 AM
25 mi, 3 MB

(optional Hicks)

Meet at Almaden Roasting Company, corner of Redmond at Meridian.
Pam Downs
316-6314 pdowns@mailstation.com

Thu, 27 Dec 2007
Tuesday/Thursday/99

9:00 AM
30-77 mi, 3-5 M, 1025-5800 ft


On this short day of '07, do the longest ride in the "99" series. Start/finish in Hollister on Ladd Lane (formerly Southside Rd.) next to the K-Mart parking lot. Driving directions: Hwy 101 south; exit Highway 25; R on San Felipe Rd (still Hwy 25); L on Nash Rd (still Hwy 25); R on Ladd Lane. Park next to the K-Mart parking lot or in the parking lot section nearest Ladd and Nash. Call/e-mail for ride information or carpools. Rain reschedules.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Thu, 27 Dec 2007
Thursday Trek

10:00 AM
12-24 mi, 1 G LM


Join me as I explore the various grizzly bear options of the South San Jose/Almaden Valley area. We’ll stop for snacks/meal along the way. Meet at the VTA Park and Ride/light rail station near the corner of Coleman and Winfield.
Dec 6
New Member’s ride 12 miles

Dec 13
Coffee 16 miles

Dec 20
Lunch 18 miles

Dec 27
Kwanzaa 24 miles

Stephanie Metz
981-3780 stephaniemetz@comcast.net

Thu, 27 Dec 2007
Evergreen Explorer

10:00 AM
20 mi, 3 LM


Ride the quiet streets in the Evergreen foothills. Meet at Evergreen Community Center on San Felipe just south of Yerba Buena ROAD. Coffee stop near the end of the ride.
Frank La Fetra
532-1044 frank@lafetra.com

Thu, 27 Dec 2007
4 Kids and an Optional Goat

10:00 AM
42 mi, 3-6 LM-M


Meet on Santa Teresa& Cottle by Jack N Box. Bring plenty of snacks and fluids. No place to refuel!!!
Lisa Sharp-Piras
242-3249-cell in2myk9lex-actc@yahoo.com

Fri, 28 Dec 2007
TGIF-

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 LM


Start at Almaden Lake Park. Ride into Los Gatos to the bike trail, exit in Willow Glen, coffee stop and return.
Bill Gallagher
997-0218 wtg1940@sbcglobal.net

5th Weekend - December 29 to 30

Sat, 29 Dec 2007
Long Distance Training Ride

8:00 AM
96 mi, 5 M-S


These rides are for experience, fit riders. Meet at Meridian & Redmond (Almaden Coffee Roosting). Park on Oak Glen Way. All paces are welcome, however, the ride is lead at MB pace. There are shorter options or meet along the way. Maps provided. Map RDM030
Deborah Lefferts MB pace
267-3038 deblefferts@sbcglobal.net

David Hoag S pace
267-3038

Sat, 29 Dec 2007
Montebello Ridge and More

8:00 AM
~45 mi, 4 M-S, ~4200 ft


Start @ Los Altos Lucky to ride as many goats from Stevens Canyon as dry roads and 4 hours allows.
Brian Chun
650-938-1288 bctlc8899@yahoo.com

Sat, 29 Dec 2007
T For D - Lunch in Gilroy

8:30 AM
55-60 mi, 3 LM


Come and train for distance at an LM pace without the LM rules. NO SWEEP, few regroups, every rider must be self-sufficient. The T for D rides will repeat each Saturday, with an increase of 10 miles per month. Ride starts at the Jack in the Box on Santa Teresa Blvd and Cottle Rd.
Mylo Stenstrom
227-8724

Nancy Kenny
244-4650 nancykenny@sbcglobal.net

Sat, 29 Dec 2007
Pete's Rose Ride

9:00 AM
35-50 mi, 1-2 L-LM


We'll meet at the Rose Garden, corner of Park and Naglee in San Jose and head toward Cupertino/Los Altos. Perhaps we'll head south on Foothill and ride down to the reservoir before turning north and going for coffee. We'll let the group decide how far up Foothill we want to go. Bring a fact about Kwanzaa and get a surprise treat.
Mary Neinast
569-0541 mneinast@aol.com

Sat, 29 Dec 2007
99 Special

9:00 AM
40-65 mi, 5 M, 6000 ft


Directions: Hwy 680 north; exit at Crow Canyon Rd; go east about 4 miles to the Crow Canyon and Camino Tassajara intersection in Danville. Meet at the SE corner in the shopping center parking lot, Crow Canyon side. Call/e-mail for carpooling and other information. Rain reschedules.
Jerome Woehl
230-0689-cell jeromewoehl@yahoo.com

Sun, 30 Dec 2007
Los Altos to Pacifica

8:00 AM
~102 mi, 4 MB-S, 7800 ft


Start @ 2175 Grant Rd.(Lucky)to Hickey Blvd, descend Devil's Slide, coast to HMB, scale Higgins & Tunitas Creek. King's Mountain plunge, Tripp Store, Portola Road, Alpine (Inn), Arastradero return. Rain out cuts route to SF GGNRA, ~75 miles, Caltrain return.
Brian Chun
650-938-1288 bctlc8899@yahoo.com

Sun, 30 Dec 2007
Tour de Dumbarton Bridge

9:00 AM
50 mi, 1-2 G L-M


Bike through 11 cities! Meet in the Target Parking lot at Landess and Morrill, San Jose. We start with rollers on Piedmont Road/North Park Victoria and climb the Dumbarton Bridge. Bring fruit or a snack and money. There is a break at the Don Edwards National Wildlife Center (~25 miles and NO purchasable food!). We’ll buy lunch in Mountain View (~35 miles). Plan to be back at the start a little after 3:30 PM.
Jon Graff
262-9577 jon.graff@yahoo.com

Sun, 30 Dec 2007
Billy Goat Clean-Up

9:00 AM
1-100 mi, 3-6 LM


Time to round-up all those missing goats. Call before Fri. Start will default to Los Gatos Park & Ride, University @ HyWay9. Start may change for distant goats.
John T Blaine
356-1592 johntblaine@email.com

Sun, 30 Dec 2007
Choose Your Goats from Los Gatos

9:00 AM
25-50+ mi, 3-6 M


I will have 2-3 route sheets and you can pick and choose the goats and mileage. Starting location at the Park & Ride in Los Gatos at Hwy 9 and University http://bikemaster.home.att.net/routes/lgp_map.htm.
Patty Dougherty
835-0524 patricia_dougherty@msn.com

Sun, 30 Dec 2007
Last Sunday MTB Ride of 2007

10:00 AM
15-20+ mi, 4-5 G LM


Last MTB Sunday Ride of 2007 or Almost New Year's eve ride. Meet at Coe Park, Hunting Hollow parking lot. Let's ride.
Ed Ferri
842-7384 edmovia@hughes.net

6th Week - December 31 to 31

Mon, 31 Dec 2007
Monday Morning Mocha Mooch

9:30 AM
25 mi, 1 L-M


Start your week with a ride at your pace down Foothill Expressway to Café Borrone in Menlo Park. Return through quiet residential streets. Leader rides sweep. Meet in the parking lot of Lucky’s, Arboretum and Foothill Expwy. in Los Altos. Co-listed with WW.
Don Burnett
253-6953

Mon, 31 Dec 2007
Crankin' for Caffeine

9:30 AM
25 mi, 2 LM


Meet at the Restrooms on the East side of Almaden Lake Park near Coleman and Winfield. Park in the VTA Parking Lot across Coleman to save a parking fee. We will take a sociable flat ride to the Starbucks near Evergreen College. The return involves one short roller after fueling on pastries and coffee then a flat direct return.
Larry Brandt
238-1649

Mon, 31 Dec 2007
Billy Goat Round-Up

9:30 AM
30-50 mi, 3-5 M


I am looking to finish up my 99 goats and only need a few more to finish. Meeting place will vary so call ride leader prior to ride to determine where to meet, route and goats for each date.
Jeff Balfus
406-2374-cell jbalfus@gmail.com

Mon, 31 Dec 2007
Uvas and Back on a Tandem

10:00 AM
35 mi, 3 LM-M


Meet at Jack N Box @ Santa Teresa and Cottle. We'll be riding our tandem. Singles are welcome for a great draft.
Lisa Sharp-Piras
242-3249-cell in2myk9lex-actc@yahoo.com